The wide range of the consultancy portfolio of the IoT transfer center mirrors the diversity and range of the Internet of Things. Start-ups on the road to their own product find support for business model, requirement analysis and technology selection, we support SMEs and large enterprises in their digital transformation ranging from technology readiness level assessment up to strategy development for the transformation and implementation of new business models. The following consultancy services are currently on offer:

IoT / I4.0 Information and Communication Technology Readiness Assessment


  • Identification of future IoT/I4.0 applications in the enterprise (field / enterprise level)
  • Assessment of networking infrastructure in the enterprise
  • Assessment of data management
  • Assessment of IT infrastructure
  • Assessment of information exchange

In cooperation with other partnering Fraunhofer institutes we are offering assessments of cost saving potentials (inventory, manufacturing, logistics, quality and maintenance costs) and determination of qualitative potentials (individualization, flexibilization, productivity and efficiency etc.) and based on those a well-founded strategy development.

Target Group:

  • SMEs and large enterprises that wish to prime, transform and modernize their communication infrastructure for latest and emerging IoT/I4.0 applications.

IoT Strategy Consultancy for Public Administration


The business unit DPS supports the public administration in modernization and in the introduction of data collection and processing infrastructures in the area of IoT. The business unit consults on existing processes on the organizational level as well as on technological issues, e.g. utilization of interfaces, procurement of new systems and integration of such systems into existing infrastructure. A main focus is here on the creation of security and architectural concepts for the data traffic in IoT systems.

Target Group: 

  • Public Administration

IoT Product Consultancy for the Public Sector


The business unit DPS supports providers of IoT products in the further development of their products for use in the public sector und provides here long standing experience in this very specific application domain.

Target Group:

  • Start-ups, SMEs and large enterprises with IoT products for the public sector

Consultancy on Standard-based Securing of IoT Products


The German Federal Government has passed a law for increasing the security of information technology systems (IT-Sicherheitsgesetz) in force since July 2015. Its goal is to put IT systems and digital infrastructures in Germany among the most secure worldwide. Compliance to sector specific standards needs to be certificated every other year. Requirements have been strengthened for the protection of citizens and data. The IoT testlab supports companies in securing their products with respect to functionality, security, scalability. Our broad expertise on relevant standards and technologies guarantees a rapid implementation and targeted consulting. This is supplemented by long standing experience in the area of telecommunication and protocol testing.

Target Group:

  • Start-ups, SMEs and large enterprises offering IoT products

Consultancy in the Introduction of „Massive IoT“ 


The business unit NGNI provides individual consultancy to customers for alignment and improvement for their position within the market segment and their business processes. In particular, NGNI supports

  • planning and implementation of actions for the integration of massive IoT and corresponding application domains in telecommunication infrastructures of network operators
  • preparation of roadmaps for the integration of various vertical markets in order to secure continuous interconnection of IoT devices


Consultancy on the Introduction and Use of Artificial Intelligence and Data Analytics


The business unit DANA provides consultancy on issues related to the use of artificial intelligence and data analytics.

Consultancy on the Introduction and Use of Immersive Media and Visual Analytics


The business unit VISCOM consults customers on aspects of immersive media and visual analytics.